It's not every day the opportunity to move into an apothecary-turned-abode on Queen West arises. So, those who prefer their living quarters to ooze extra individuality should pay close attention.

Rare and reimagined, 197 Argyle Street has just hit the market, and our s̶p̶i̶d̶e̶y̶ spatial senses tell us this place is not going to last long.

Beyond the charm the place exudes through its refurbished-yet-traditional aesthetic, this property offers an extra treat: a separate, historic Couch House on site, which serves as a modern pied-à-terre.

Indeed, from its expansive square-footage to its uniquely gorgeous look, 197 Argyle is a gift to those who prefer Toronto's most intriguing properties.

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Meanwhile, this address scores top marks in the location department, too. Just steps north of Queen West, the best of the west end can be found in every direction. Craving pizza? Bar Poet is moments away. Enjoying meatless Mondays? Hello 123 will have you drooling for vegan eats.

Grocery stores, The Drake Hotel, and pharmacies are all within easy walking distance -- and that's without mentioning the surplus of vintage clothing stores, and easier-than-ever access to the TTC.

But while access to the rest of the city will, thanks to transit's proximity, be a breeze, we find it hard to imagine ever wanting to leave this home once you're settled in.

The main floor, with its original 12' tin ceilings, serves as an ideal space to live and work, while the spacious second storey comes complete with stunning terrace walkout. Spanning 33’ x 153’, the outdoor space offers unmatched views of the city's skyline.

Down below, a lush private garden oasis, finished with 10' cedar hedges and flagstone walkways, gives the abode a Secret Garden-esque feel.


With 3+1 beds and 4 baths, the home -- asking $3,495,000 -- boasts more than enough square-footage for the entire family to find their own special spaces, inside and out.

Our Favourite Thing

Speaking of special spaces, we'd be remiss not to highlight this property's incredible extra: the separate, Historic Coach House that stands on site. Recently renovated to serve as a contemporary pied-à-terre, the 600 sq. ft. space feels expansive while offering hygge energy, all at once.When you need some alone time with a good book, this place will be calling.

All-in-all, we'd bargain this listing is unlike any other you'll find in the west end right now. And you know what you should do when you stumble upon a one-of-a-kind encounter -- the type you can't stop thinking about...

You should shoot your shot.


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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

Listed Luxe